Mexican professional wrestler Pedro Aguayo Ramirez, who wrestled under the ring name Perro Aguayo Jr, died on Saturday after an in-ring maneuver went wrong in Tijuana, Mexico, Channels reports.
He was 35 years old.
Aguayo, who wrestled for the Mexico based Asistencia Asesoríay Administración, was in a tag team match with Manik against former World Wrestling Entertainment star Rey Mysterio Jr and Xtreme Tiger.
An amateur video posted online showed Aguayo working the match fine until a drop kick from Mysterio hits him on the side of the neck and sends him onto the second rope in position for Mysterio’s 619 finishing move.
When Mysterio performed the move, Aguayo didn’t move and slumped to the bottom rope shortly after. The match continued as a 2-on-1 for several minutes.
As seen in the video, former World Championship Wrestling star Konnan came over to check on him, as did Mysterio Jr., who broke character as his opponent to inform the referee of Aguayo’s injury.
The wrestler was then taken out of the venue on a stretcher to Hospital Del Prado in Tijuana, where he was pronounced dead. Media reports claim his cause of death to be cervical spine trauma.
Aguayo made his debut at age 15, according to Wikipedia. He also wrestled as El Hijo del Perro Aguayo and was the son of Mexican wrestling legend Perro Aguayo.